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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
in san francisco ruled that thousands of fbi secretive requests for customer information are up constitutional. the fbi sends the so-called national security letters to banks and phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. the fbi sends those letters without any judicial review, and the recipients of the letters are banned from making them public. so it's a huge secretive proposition. friday last week the judge ruled the government has failed to show the letters and the blanket nondisclosure policy, quote, serve the compelling needs of national security. the judge also ruled the gag order violates the first amendment. judge napolitano is with us. this goes to the fundamentals of something we talk about around here all the time. what of your private information is -- should be available to everyone? >> yes. after 9/11, the congress enacted, and then president bush sign into law, the patriot act, and among many other changes to the law it authorized fbi agents, on their own, to serve search warrants or subpoenas on custodians of information. so a telephone
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